Bodywatch; Tough Times For Teens
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- Tough Times For Teens
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Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986
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The problem with teenagers today is that they are lonely. At at time when dual-career and single-parent families are the norm, many teenagers return from school to empty houses. BODYWATCH looks at how a rapidly-changing world is affecting our young adults and examines research showing that what is considered deviant and immature behavior is simply the result of teenagers being ignored. The program suggests that eating disorders, drug use and the new teen obsession with jobs are reactions to feeling lonely and an attempt to escape from reality.
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- Chicago: “Bodywatch; Tough Times For Teens,” 12/22/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95A1D3FBACDE40249B31B02436F5C072.
- MLA: “Bodywatch; Tough Times For Teens.” 12/22/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95A1D3FBACDE40249B31B02436F5C072>.
- APA: Bodywatch; Tough Times For Teens. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95A1D3FBACDE40249B31B02436F5C072